London Rebel History Calendar - June 2017

Gordon Rioters setting fire to the Kings bench Prison, June 7th 1780.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 

if they raise the price of beer, we'll
MUTINY!

   

1

Woolwich ropemakers strike to support
comrades forced into navy
after dispute, 1745.

2

Peasant leaders from Kent and Essex begin 2-day
conference, Barking, 1381.

3

Demonstration to
Defend Surrealism,
Parliament Square, 2008.

4

1795: London fails to be destroyed, & the government annihilated, as prophet Richard Brothers had predicted.

5

1817:
Black Dwarf
publisher
JT Wooller tried & jailed for seditious libels on
government
ministers.

6

Reclaim The Streets takes over Brixton Road, to hold massive street party, 1998.

 

7

Gordon
Rioters burn down the
Kings Bench Prison, 1780.

 

8

Picket of in support of
first woman jailed for
poll tax non-payment,
Holloway Prison, 1991.

9

Empty building in Beak Street, Soho, squatted as anti-G8 convergence space.

 

10

Impromptu
street party spills
into streets after
'Stokefest' event, Clissold Park, 2007.

 

11

Mutiny in king's army sent to defeat Cade's Kentish rebels, Bromley, 1450.

 

12

Chartists in
Bethnal Green beershop plan uprising, 1848.

13

Women's protest
against Boer War,
Queens Hall, 1900.

14

Daniel Malden
escapes Newgate for the
second time, 1736.

15

Wat Tyler murdered during
meeting between king and peasant rebels, 1381.

16

'Greenwash or Us' street party blockades BP-
sponsored National Portrait Gallery Awards 2004.

17

Edith How-Martyn
born, Erith, 1875:
suffragist,
WW1 peace activist, birth controller.

18

Shoreditch: an
epileptic forcibly impressed into the army panics,
has a fit, and dies, 1745.

19

Association
of Autonomous Astronauts
conference
launched,
Westminster, 1999.


20

Reclaim Bedlam
organise first
Mad Pride event, 1999.

21

'Munstonia',
last squatted house resisting M11 link road, evicted, Leytonstone, 1995.

22

IRA shoot Field Marshal Henry Wilson on his
doorstep, Belgravia, 1922.

23

St John's Eve,
traditional festival day,
associated with utopian dream of Cokaygne.

24

Tumults & discontent
in Westminster,
as the
price of beer is raised, 1761.

25

Feminist, suffragist, atheist:
Harriet Law
elected to
General Council
of the
International Workingmen's Association, 1867.

26

Riots after the Corn
Laws are repealed, 1846.

27

First newspaper reports
break of Conscientious
Objectors sent to France then
sentenced to death, 1916 .

28

Anti-fascist spy
novelist Eric Ambler
born, London, 1909.

29

200 black
people celebrate Mansfield anti-slavetrade judgement in Westminster pub, 1772.

30

27 suffragettes
arrested for breaking Prime Minister's windows, 1908.